AV |Comparatives Proactive Test 2012

 Anti-Virus Comparatives (www.av-comparatives.org) conducted a Scan+Heuristics+Behaviorable test (http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/docs/avc_beh_201207_en.pdf ) with 4,138 new malware samples collected March 2nd 2012 (1 day). Failure rates of Anti-Virus products tested varied from 124 samples to 2,027 samples. Over 100,000 new malware samples are released daily - if all samples were tested failures could range from 3,000 pieces of malware infecting the test systems to 49,000 pieces of m...

NSS Labs AV Test Q3/2012

Traditional Anti-Virus Suites are unable to stop all known malware let alone the tens of thousands of new malware released daily - The failure rates are alarming. In Q3/2012 NSS Labs tested 13 popular endpoint security suites to measure their effectiveness in protecting Windows computers against exploits. All of the vulnerabilities exploited during this test have been publicly available for months (if not years) prior to the test, and have also been observed in use on the Internet. We expec...